Milano prêt-à-porter is worth of the city enlisting to one of the five world’s fashion capitals.


13,000 fashion companies employing 91,000 people, with over € 20 bln revenues choose Milano for their home. A multitude of international events (Milano Fashion Weeks, Design Week, Jewelry Week, etc), showrooms, academies of excellence and awards animate the industry under the guiding principles of environmental sustainability and circular economy.


Age for beauty, Milano just not represents the tradition of Italian Made in Italy but is also Italy’s most innovative city with over 2,000 innovative startups, tech hubs, advanced infrastructures and highly qualified human capital. 

It is a top destination for international tourists with one of the highest average daily expenditure in Europe (€ 155). Our “Made in Italy'' ranks 7th globally in terms of reputation and is the 3rd most popular among consumers.

Incubators & Accelerators

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Education & Training

Discover the renowned Fashion institutes and academies Milano hosts and their curricula

Professional Associations

  • Assomoda

Founded in 1969, it gathers experts, manufacturers, suppliers within the sectors of clothing, footwear, leather goods, accessories and sport-related goods.


  • Assolombarda

It is the largest territorial association of the entire entrepreneurial system in the country; it aims at encouraging the development of the local industry, promoting cooperation among its members and supporting occasional issues. Assolombarda is part of Confindustria (Italian Entrepreneurial Association). 


  • Sistema Moda Italia -  Federazione Tessile e Moda

It is one of the main organizations worldwide representing entrepreneurs within textile and fashion sectors. 


  • Confindustria moda

Confindustria Moda is the federation that brings together companies and associations of textiles, fashion and accessories, in order to promote the excellence of the Made in Italy in the world.


  • Confartigianato Imprese Lombardia

Confartigianato Imprese Lombardia is the most representative organization of SMEs and Crafts businesses in Lombardia. It promotes the value of artisanship; it supports and endorses the development of networks of companies and self-employment activities on the territory.  


  • Camera Buyer Italia

Camera Buyer Italia is an Italian association with the mission to gather and promote the best Italian luxury multi-brand stores, by increasing reputation, prestige and image of the associated companies.


  • Assopellettieri

The Italian Association of Leather Goods Manufacturers, since 1966 represents the € 9bn worth sector, made of luxury brands but also high-quality small-medium enterprises. It is associated with Confindustra Moda. 


  • Assocalzaturifici

It is the Association that represents industrial companies producing footwear; with 600 members and 77,000 employees, the sector is worth over €14bn and exports 85% of its production. 


  • CNA Federmoda

It is the Italian Confederation of Craft Trades and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises branch related to textile, clothing, footwear, leather goods, and high-fashion sectors. 


  • Unione Artigiani della Provincia di Milano

Since 1945, the Union of artisans in the Area of Milano offers assistance, services and consultancy to the associated artisans, helping them with all the administrative requirements and promoting products and job employment. Among the categories of sectors are fashion and design.

Main stakeholders

  • Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

It is a non-profit association born in 1958, which promotes and coordinates the development of the Italian fashion, regulating the national and international initiatives, e.g. the Milano Fashion Week, aimed at enhancing the Italian style and fashion. 


  • Chamber of Commerce of Milano, Monza Brianza, Lodi

Section dedicated to start-ups, with networking, the ecosystem, databases, reports:


  • Fondazione Altagamma

Since 1992, Altagamma Foundation gathers high-end Italian cultural and creative companies, globally recognized as ambassadors of Italian style. Its mission is to increase the competitiveness of the High-End industry, contributing to Italy’s economic growth.


  • Modacult – Research center on fashion and cultural production

Research center of Cattolica University, founded in 1996 and boasting a broad network of professors, researchers and fashion experts. It partners with corporates and international research centers. The main research center is the Milano Fashion Institute, a consortium for high-specialization in fashion, made by Cattolica, Bocconi University and Politecnico di Milano.


  • Piattaforma Sistema Operativo Moda

Association born in 2008 in Milano to gather the main Italian institutes, academies and universities which offer fashion curricula with the aim of encouraging spill over of expertise and networking among schools and corporates and promoting talents.


  • Milano Fashion Week

Two events dedicated to fashion for men and women, organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. 


  • Milano Jewelry Week

It offers a fascinating and accessible image of jewels even to non-experts, through different types of events taking place within exclusive locations in the city, such as historic buildings, high jewelry ateliers, goldsmith workshops, academies, art galleries, fashion boutiques and design showrooms.


  • Fashion Film Festival

International event premiering international Fashion Films. 


  • Milano Moda Graduate

Event organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during the Milano Moda Uomo week, it is aimed at creating opportunities for young generations through events, exhibitions and presentations, as well tutoring and mentoring programs for new artists and brands. 


  • Fashion Graduate Italia

Yearly event dedicated to fashion schools and academies with runaways, workshops and initiatives on the main challenges within the fashion sector.


  • Vogue for Milano

A night event organized by Vogue Italia that celebrates fashion, Made in Italy and the City of Milano through a variety of initiatives all around the City.


  • Apritimoda

During the annual Apritimoda ateliers and hidden places of fashion open to the public to show the process and the care behind a brand, revealing the quality of the Made in Italy.


  • Montenapoleone District - Christmas Shopping Experience

From the end of November until the start of January, the event organized by MonteNapoleone District provides an elegant lighting setup, created ad hoc for each street, music, events and a sparkling Christmas tree.

Main exhibitions and trade fairs

  • White Milano

During the Milano Womenswear Week, the marketplace WHITE Milano reunites the most influential international players and collects over 550 brands and 27,000 visitors. 


  • WSM White Street Market

Event that aims at bridging the gap between sustainability and fashion industry. It brings together brands, designers, artists, key opinion leaders, innovative start-ups, international organizations and exhibitions all united by the common goal of sustainable development.


  • Milano Unica

International exhibition of textile and accessories, addressed to all fashion professionals oriented to high quality, innovation and Made in Italy.



SUPER exhibition, taking place during the Milano Womenswear Week, focuses on product innovation and new approaches to accessories, bringing together established brands and emerging labels. The aim is to promote up-and-coming designers from Italy and abroad and to feature them at eye-catching events.



It is the main international fair about leather goods and fashion accessories, now at the 118th edition, registering every year over 10,000 visitors and 300 top brands; it is addressed to international professional buyers and media. 



It is the footwear industry's leading international trade fair with over 1,700 footwear collections at each edition and more than 90,000 visitors attending every year; it takes place in Milano twice a year, in February and September.



International exhibition on leather, accessories and fabrics. 


  • The ONE Milano

New format of fair that gathers international brands and buyers on haut-à-porter collections, bringing together MIPAP, the prêt-à-porter exhibition by Fiera Milano, and MIFUR, the international fair of leather and fur products by Mifur s.r.l.. 


  • HOMI Fashion & Jewels

B2B event focused on fashion accessories. 


  • MIDO Eyewear Show

MIDO is the largest international show dedicated to the global eyewear sector, with more than 1,200 worldwide exhibitors.